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MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold Watch

MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold Watch Watch Releases

With the recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing having left its mark on the industry, we’re still wading through the rash of new moon phase complications released around July 20th to either celebrate or capitalize on the fuzzy nostalgia of humankind’s greatest journey. Next up is the MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold watch, which uses a “big moon” complication that dominates the top half of the dial. This is the third Lunascope to join the collection.

One of the most enjoyable things about this recent run on moon phase watches is comparing how different brands present the same information (quite often with the same underlying movement, or at least movement architecture) in different ways. For example, the MeisterSinger Lunascpe Gold uses effectively the same dial-side modifications as the recently released Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow watch (with the only mechanical difference being MeisterSinger’s use of a single hand as opposed to Christoper Ward’s three).

MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold Watch Watch Releases

Even the date, despite the fact they look totally different, is effectively the same. The beauty of this exercise is how apparent it makes the importance of design. Whenever you hear a non-watch-lover deriding the complexities and nuances of watch design with a quip that, in some way, sounds like “It’s a watch. It tells the time. How hard can it be?” show them the MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold and the Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow and see what they say.

MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold Watch Watch Releases

The MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold watch is, by far, the more traditional. With its rich, regal blue and gold color scheme, it very much outshines the austere and contemporary C1 Moonglow in terms of visual impact. And while the moonglow attempts to wow onlookers with its sneakily sublime date execution, the MeisterSinger is noticeable for its iconic single hand. Simply put, the conversation that can be started by sitting these two watches side-by-side is the kind of mental exercise many watch collectors live for.

So what are the technical credentials of the MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold? The case is 40mm in diameter and made from stainless steel. It has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal (slightly domed), and a screw-down exhibition caseback, which guarantees water-resistance to 50 meters. The movement is an automatic Swiss-made ETA 2836 with a power reserve of 38 hours. A dial-side moon phase module will remain accurate to within one day every 128 years if the watch remains wound. The MeisterSinger Lunascope Gold watch will retail for £3,290. For more information, visit meistersinger.com.

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  • Romantic nostalgic dressy timepiece or a showpiece at any GTGs. Not a practical daily watch for people who are obsessive about time and demand accuracy. I just wished the Lunar Scope Gold had a meteorite dial just like the Schaumburg Perpetual MooN Meteorite

  • Berndt Norten

    Put your hands in the hand of the man
    Who’s content with one hand
    Put your hands in the hand of the man
    Who calmed the ABTW community
    Take a look at yourself
    And you can look at others differently
    Put your hand in the hand of the man
    From Meistersee

    • DanW94

      Hear that? That’s the sound of one hand clapping…..

      • Berndt Norten

        Right back atcha: Herbie Hancock, “One Finger Snap.” ??

        • DanW94

          Went to a Def Leppard concert with a friend. After the 5 minute drum solo, I turned to my buddy and said, “that was amazing, give that man a hand”.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        …and the other hand (rhimes somehow, lol)…

        • Berndt Norten

          It’s just no good anymore since BiLL went away

          Now I spend my time just making rhymes of yesterday

          ONE is the loneliest number on the dial
          You’ll ever see

          • egznyc

            I’ve got to hand it to you, you’re the melody maker and parody player. As for the one hand approach, it’s not for me. But it’s sure to be a Slow Hand, which might mean they make these movements in a White Room.

          • spice

            “He’s got a love(r) with a one hand – – -“

  • all74

    I really love the blue and gold contrast. Can’t get on board with the one hand layout, though. I’d love to be that relaxed about time-keeping, but that isn’t going to happen.

  • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

    This is a beautiful watch. I also prefer a little more precise time keeping though. How about making it in the Salthora Meta X configuration. Have a jumping hour at 12 O’clock, still a single hand for minutes, moon phase wherever it fits best.
    Just a thought.

  • Swiss_Cheese

    I’m starting to like the oversized moonphase, it’s good to see them growing in popularity, even if there are still only a handful kicking around in the more mainstream brand’s catalogue. That said, there are some elements on the CW that I don’t like and I wouldn’t buy the Meistersinger solely because of its most lauded feature, the A&S is beautiful full stop.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bee23d2a247acd67873756b1642a9e376741ac40606996c2403f0d1c377a695.png

    Also I thought Meistersinger was in some kind of arrangement with Sellita – hence the controversy about pricing a little while back.

  • NaJo

    The dial and moonphase looks beautiful; lunascope automatic text is unnecessary.. am not into one hand watches since its tough to read time at a glance and not useful

  • The caseback is the best part of the watch.

  • James Honour

    A hue of blue you could swim in.

  • egznyc

    Maybe it’s just in the photos I’m seeing here but I’m not that blown away with what they’ve achieved for something north of $3500. The dial just looks too flat IMO. The C. Ward Moonglow, on the other hand, looks quite interesting. It’s elegant, well finished, with varied levels on the dial, and … that lume! – all for under $2K.

  • SMB

    Wish this was closer to the price of the Christopher Ward. Then it would be a contest for my money. I like the look of a few Meistersinger watches and have tried a couple, but don’t find them good value for money.

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